Whats up with my gut

Posted by januaryjane @januaryjane, Nov 22, 2019

Im not the happiest person right now as my gut is flaring. Ive been having gas, yellow/brown on and off diarrhea, low grade fevers and passing clumps of what I assume is mucus with bm or alone. Just had an upper scope, which is fine, but dont have biopsies back. Not sure its a gut virus, been going on for awhile. Anyone know about mucus in the stool? I told gastro, seemed unimpressed and put me on omeprizal. Dont have the follow up appt for over 3 weeks. Im so tired, just wanting to rest and sleep. Im supposed to go on vacation, which never happens, and Im really bummed. Not sure what to do.

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Hi @januaryjane
I just posted a story about C Diff a couple of hrs ago.
Your symptoms sound all too familiar! If you haven't heard of it, C Diff is a miserable gut infection usually caused by antibiotics killing off too much good gut bacteria. A stool sample test can check for it. This does not get better by itself and be careful with dehydration from having diarrhea.
Go back to the dr if you aren't feeling better real soon or any of this gets worse!!!
Take care:)

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@januaryjane – about mucous- the large intestine produces mucous and in itself not to worry about. It is common when one has IBS – in my experience.

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Did you have CDIFF test I would imagine? I would assume they took one the first week, you probably should have one again. I did that and within a 2 week period it "reared" its ugly head … lol

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@jenlink

Hi @januaryjane
I just posted a story about C Diff a couple of hrs ago.
Your symptoms sound all too familiar! If you haven't heard of it, C Diff is a miserable gut infection usually caused by antibiotics killing off too much good gut bacteria. A stool sample test can check for it. This does not get better by itself and be careful with dehydration from having diarrhea.
Go back to the dr if you aren't feeling better real soon or any of this gets worse!!!
Take care:)

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I never thought about that. I was put on antibiotics not too long ago.

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@plm2019

Did you have CDIFF test I would imagine? I would assume they took one the first week, you probably should have one again. I did that and within a 2 week period it "reared" its ugly head … lol

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No, never had a test or a dr mention it to me. Can I go get a test at an urgent care? I wont see my dr for awhile

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@astaingegerdm

@januaryjane – about mucous- the large intestine produces mucous and in itself not to worry about. It is common when one has IBS – in my experience.

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Ok, thanks. Although I keep reading that a lot of mucus may be the sign of a problem.

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@astaingegerdm

@januaryjane – about mucous- the large intestine produces mucous and in itself not to worry about. It is common when one has IBS – in my experience.

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I dont have IBS. I have chronic constipation

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How are you treating it. Type of diet, laxatives, water, exercise?

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@januaryjane

I dont have IBS. I have chronic constipation

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There is IBS-D and you have IBS -C ( constipation ) .
There are both kinds .

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@januaryjane

I dont have IBS. I have chronic constipation

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That would probably be referred to as IBS-C

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I’m so glad I came across your post. I’m not have the same problem as you are but my gut is a issue.
Let me ask you a question. I have a hiatal hernia and my gut never feel well. The other day I weighed myself and it read 240 I say how I can’t eat. Everything stops right at my rib cage.
I’m on probiotics so I can stay regular I don’t eat dairy as of yesterday I stop eating chicken salad because I make it with mayo which I love.I stop by eating at 7. I drink water all day. I don’t know what to do. Today I sat in my chair and nibbled on peanuts. I always feel like I have a belly full of gas. Anyone else having this type of problem.

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@spoon11276

I’m so glad I came across your post. I’m not have the same problem as you are but my gut is a issue.
Let me ask you a question. I have a hiatal hernia and my gut never feel well. The other day I weighed myself and it read 240 I say how I can’t eat. Everything stops right at my rib cage.
I’m on probiotics so I can stay regular I don’t eat dairy as of yesterday I stop eating chicken salad because I make it with mayo which I love.I stop by eating at 7. I drink water all day. I don’t know what to do. Today I sat in my chair and nibbled on peanuts. I always feel like I have a belly full of gas. Anyone else having this type of problem.

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If you weigh 240 pounds, it sounds like you're overweight. That can certainly cause acid reflux, (especially if you have a hiatal hernia) which will give you the feeling you describe "everything stops right at my rib cage". Are you taking any acid reflux medication? The most important thing is to lose weight, and you might need to take some medication (such as pepcid) until you lose the weight. (Or, you can take Tums or the like.) Look up on the internet a low acid diet (such as no coffee and chocolate). I find eating peanuts is hard to digest and gives me a bloated feeling, so you might consider trying to eat a balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, and more easily digestible foods (eggs, oatmeal, apples, chicken…). You can keep a record of what you eat and what foods make you feel worse.

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